Engineering Recipes from the Cataclysm Beta

Engineering recipes have been on the Beta Realm for a while now, but they were in horrible disarray. A good percentage actually had WotLK ingredients, which is a sure sign that those no-good goblins had been ingesting dangerous substances. I didn't think it would be useful to anyone to discuss that situation, but the most recent build has improved the recipes greatly.

I've updated our web site with the most recent versions of Engineering recipes. I left some of the old ones because I suspect they'll be back at some point, they look like our self-buff recipes. What I like about these Cata recipes is that some old favorites are coming back. I'm especially tickled about the Elementium Dragonling. I just recently farmed the Arcanite Dragonling, so I'm glad to see combat pets on the table again. There's also new seaforium charges, a new fishing lure, and finally we can make a crossbow and a bow! We're getting some new additions to the line-up as well, such as the Lure Master Tackle Box, an interesting contraption called a Loot-A-Rang and the Goblin Barbecue :) A couple of new non-combat pets are also on the horizon, they're currently trainable from the specialty vendors.

One thing I'm not so excited about is the Electrostatic Condenser and it's spawn: Electrified Ether. This one-two punch means that only Engineers with a gathering skill will be able to acquire the necessary volatile air used in one of their core Engineering parts. Those of us (yes, me too) who don't have a gathering ability on our Engineer are out of luck. I certainly hope this isn't the final word on volatile collection for Engineers, but I haven't seen any gas clouds in my travels.

I'd also like to point out a new guide on our site, the Engineering Power Leveling Guide. This is the first in my planned series of power leveling guides for primary professions. Traditionally we've only had a power leveling guide for Jewelcrafting, so I thought for Cataclysm I would go back and add similar guides for other tradeskills. Right now I'm only taking them to 300 skill, mostly because I didn't bring the mats to get higher than that. But if I have extra time I'll try to bump some of them up to the 350 or 425 range.

One final tidbit - our Engineering, Alchemy, Inscription and Cooking lists have all been updated to the latest Cataclysm build :) I'll be tackling Enchanting, Blacksmithing and Tailoring next.

13 comments:

  1. I recently started a new character with Alchemy/Engineering only to find out about the same thing with Volatile Air collection. Now the problem is do I remove Alchemy and train a gathering profession or just hope that there is a stable way to collect Volatile Air aisde from the condenser.

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  2. So neither of my engineers are gathers, so the cata equivalent of mote extractor is effectively gone? really?

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  3. wow, for once my ocd of keeping each primary profession paired with its gathering is going to pay off as both of my engineers are miners!

    another great writeup kaliope, and i cant wait to get home from my one college class today and check out that engineering guide!

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  4. oh and there was a comment about hunters getting interesting scopes that came out of blizzcon, they said that they would be in the future, not in cata for ship

    so maybe 2-3 patches in? (ie about the time we get to deathwing himself)

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  5. I submitted a bug report complaining about the volatile air situation. I don't think it's fair to penalize any crafter who doesn't have the "right" combo of professions on their character. In our current world of alt-o-holics, I suspect most players have at least one suboptimal character when in comes to tradeskills.

    But yes, unless gas clouds start to show up in Cata our mote extracter is useless.

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  6. Saw a new scope recipe on the trainer, IIRC it increases AP by 800 for X amount of seconds, chance to proc kind of thing like a trinket.

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  7. NO!!!!

    now i need to level my engineer..(one of them anyway)

    at least we are getting the "enchants for hunters" earlier then i thought we would!

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  8. Will there be no AH availability for Volatile Air?

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  9. Quick question: The BoP engineering helms are wearable at lvl 81, but your prior entry states profession vendors for the higher level training aren't available until lvl 84 due to phasing. Is this truly the case currently on the beta? Or are engineers able to train the helm recipe somewhere else?

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  10. Engineers currently have all their recipes on the trainer. That may change before launch, but for now you'll be safe in getting your helm at 81.

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  11. I really like the Electrified Ether thing. I think they need to find more rewards for keeping gathering professions so everyone doesn't end up with 2 crafting ones all the time like now.

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  12. I think that engineers that have mining, which just makes sense, will, and should benefit above those that do not.

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  13. Alot of ppl today like being led by the nose (the new talent trees) and such. I do not, so telling me i have to have a proffesion is one less thing i get to do. Soon the sheeple will have Blizz playing the game for us. I hope they fix this...or maybe it is already.

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